Portraits and Commissions FAQs

BRONLE CROSBY          Portraits & Commissions – FAQs

Portraits and Commissions: surprise gift for momAnna oil on canvas 10 x 10″

Portraits and Commissions: tribute to a favorite professor
HA!  oil on canvas   12 x 12″

Portraits and commissions: Want something just for you? See a painting you love, but it’s unavailable? Let me know! I’d be happy to paint something just for you!

Q: How do I commission a painting, how do I begin?
A: We set up an appointment to review your needs and discuss choices. E-mail me or call (858) 736-1034 to set a time. For public art commissions, please contact Ronis Fine Art.

Q: Can you work with photographs?
A: Yes. If possible, I will take my own. Only one to two hours are necessary for the photo session, in the location of your choice.

Q: Is it necessary to sit very long for a portrait?
A: Most people do not have the time or desire to sit much, if at all. If possible, I hope to meet my subject; I like to have a finishing sitting to correct coloration and details, but it is not absolutely necessary. A sitting can last from 1 to 3 hours.

Q: Do I see a sketch first?
A: If you feel uncertain about the photo selection and / or alterations to it, I can do a preliminary sketch to show composition and expression, for your approval.

Q: When do I pay?
A: When you approve the photos or sketch, you pay 50% of the total price, and the remaining 50% upon completion and delivery.

Q: How much do you charge?
A: There are a lot of variables, such as finished size of the piece, how much of the figure you wish to show, how many figures, what medium you prefer (I work in oils on canvas, or pastels on paper; another alternative is charcoal and chalk if you want black and white, or prismacolor [pencils]). These choices help determine price. Contact me and we can discuss this in detail.

Q: How long is the process?
A: You can expect a photo session and / or a sketch within 2-3 weeks. If you have a deadline, I can often speed this up. The painting can usually be completed in about a month after approval of the photos or sketch.

Q: Can I make any changes?
A: Yes. You can request one round of adaptations at no charge. I want you to be completely happy with the painting and will work with you. More changes beyond the first round are negotiated.

If you’d like more information or specifics, send me an e-mail at bronle@bronlecrosby.com or call me at: 858/ 736-1034.

Portraits and Commissions: Great Granddaughter with Great Grandmother's quilt
Lullaby oil on canvas 30 x 24″

Portraits and Commissions: chic satin evening wear
Hot Pink Coat oil on canvas 20 x 10″

Portraits and Commissions: those tween years
Perry oil on canvas 8 x 8″

Portraits and Commissions: pretty in pink
Gina pastel on Canson paper 12 x 10″

Portraits and Commissions: Mom's friend commissioned for her 40th Birthday
Cameron, Piper, and Beau oil on canvas 18×24″

Portraits and Commissions: Pastel Father and Sons portrait
Family Portrait (Evil Dad And The Weasel Brothers) pastel on Canson paper 20 x 25″